The Mattress House

The Mattress House

Paulus Hochgatterer

It is springtime in Fürth-am-See. The restaurants open up their gardens and get out the parasols. Psychiatrist Raffael Horn spreads bark mulch among the roses and worries that his wife may be cheating on him. Detective Superintendent Kovacs goes fishing and thinks about the imminent visit from his daughter. But suddenly dark clouds materialise in the midst of this idyllic spring. A young man falls to his death from a scaffold. An abused child is taken to the police, and it soon becomes clear that this is not an isolated case. Horn and Kovacs throw themselves into finding the culprit before matters escalate further – but this isn't an easy task, as all they have to go on is a vague description of the offender. Paulus Hochgatterer proves once again that he is one of the leading contemporary authors on the German-speaking literary scene.

"Not just your run-of-the-mill thriller, but a story about life and about what chasms you can end up in if you lose your way." (WDR)

"He is Austria's answer to David Lynch." (3sat Kulturzeit)

Foreign Sales

UK (MacLehose Press/Quercus), Albania (Morava), Czech (Host) Greece (Drepania)

The Mattress House


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